The former United States Marine and retired San Bernardino County Sergeant joined “Divorce Court” in 1999 when he was recruited to serve as Bailiff on the long-running court show.Joseph Catalano, Sr, a native of Los Angeles, joined the United States Marine Corps soon after graduating high school where he worked on the Harrier aircraft, and ultimately rose to the rank of Sergeant.Stationed in Yuma, Arizona, he was honorably discharged from the military and soon joined the city of Yuma Police Department as a patrolman.
He later moved back to Southern California and transferred to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
While at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Joe worked in various departments including SWAT and the narcotics task force.
He specialized in as a field training officer and firearms instructor.
On the surface, it feels like an age since California could lay claim to being at the cutting edge of architectural design.
The Case Study series might have kick-started an aesthetic, but even though the style of long, low and lithe design persists, it's long since evolved into the default choice of creative-minded hedge fund managers, with price tags to match, rather than the low-cost homes they were originally intended to be.
But scratch the surface, and there's an awful lot going on.
The thirty-eight firms represented at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art's new show, 'A New Sculpturalism', illustrate the sheer variety of scale and style that characterises contemporary Southern Californian design, from the world-conquering shapes created by Gehry Partners, Greg Lynn, Morphosis and Eric Owen Moss, to the innovative residential and cultural projects of Warren Techentin, Ro To, Coscia Day, Lorcan O'Herlihy, Brooks + Scarpa and many, many more.
Regular readers will be familiar with most of these names from Wallpaper* Architects Directories past; suffice to say there's still plenty of fire left in the Californian design community.
On the evidence presented, it's not too much of a stretch to lay the credit (and the blame) for much of modern architect's formal adventurousness at the feet of the Californians, as the very analogue, hands-on deconstructivism of early Gehry and Owen Moss blossomed into a digitally designed landscape of swoops, curves, angles and extrusions that would have repercussions all over the planet.